Sweet baby Gracie is just 8 days in these photos, all 5 lbs of her! She's such a tiny little girl!! Big brother, Declan, was not sure what was going on. He was very serious. We were joking that he was giving us Blue Steel. Whatever he was thinking, he was looking cute. Gracie girl was super adorable as we basically wrapped her up like a present. Such a little peanut!! I just love watching this family grow! I can't even believe Mike and Lizzii have 2 children now. I feel like it was yesterday that Mary and I were taking photos at their wedding! Now, they are parents of a beautiful baby girl and handsome little guy and I couldn't be happier for them! I am so thankful to be able to capture these milestones in their lives! Take it all in, that sweet baby smell, every coo, snuggle, hand being held...it all goes by too quickly!! (Says the mom who's last baby is now a toddler...where are all the sad emojis when I need them???)
Mary Catherine and Alex will be getting married in Tuscany in a few short weeks. Before the big day, they knew they needed to have a civil ceremony in the U.S. Since they were coming all the way from London, why not have all the wedding festivities during one trip?! With family in NJ and Buffalo, they somehow managed it! Engagement Party in NJ, check. Bridal shower in Buffalo, check. Legally become husband and wife, check. Next stop, a fairy tale wedding in the Italian countryside! Living the dream, these two! Congratulations Mary Catherine and Alex! It was a beautiful celebration and I was so happy to be a part of it. I hope you have the most wonderful wedding in Tuscany and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together! Ciao!!
How is our little peanut already one year old?! She is walking, trying to repeat words, clapping and not wanting to sit down. Ever. Not even in the tub or high chair, and especially not while at Wegman's or Target. This is one busy little girl. She was sick, teething and has scabs on the tops of every single toe from Joey taking her for a ride in the red push car, but she performed. Come on, we all knew she'd be fine with a cake in front of her. If there's one thing P like to do, it's eat! She walks around the house screaming MY with her hand out whenever she hears a package opening or someone in the kitchen. She is something!
Things I'd like to remember:
She has 4 teeth. The top 2 teeth are coming in going different directions, like East and West.
She loves playing rough with the boys and is not afraid to pile jump when she sees an opportunity.
She smiles and does a little dance when she hears a song she likes.
Has a few words: Dada, My, Mama, Bubba, Ow.
Her favorite item is "Pinky," her pink blanket that she pulls out of her crib and rubs up to her nose when she's tired.
She sucks her tongue to soothe herself and go to sleep.
Loves to sleep in her crib, definitely the easiest baby to put to bed. She doesn't make a peep.
Loves any type of ball or sword the boys leave behind.
Favorite thing to do is to go up the stairs or roll away while you are changing her diaper.
Happy Birthday baby girl!! We may have to call you the baby forever, even though you have thought you were 4 since birth.
It takes a village. I owe a huge thank you to Mary O'Sullivan and Fran for coming over to help entertain this little stinker and to Kelley Comerford for the beautiful floral arrangement she created for the cake! Thank you so very much!!!
These kiddos are absolutely adorable and the whole family's outfits are perfect!! Vera looked like she came right out of The Gap Kids catalog and she loves hanging out with her mommy and daddy. Brennan was definitely in superhero mode. Oh, the essence of kids being kids!! He thought he was the Hulk for the entire photo session. He really got into character and would only answer to Hulk. Even candy did not get him to break character. Haha! Brennan was serious... flexing his muscles, jumping off 'buildings' and growling "Hulk smash MORE!". It was too funny. I remember when our oldest went through a Hulk phase and I actually kind of miss that. He would take off his shirt and tell us he was "hulking out". I love their imaginations, they grow up too fast!!
Just wanting to remember this season in our lives. I love the kids ages right now. They are all young enough to still want to hang out with us and independent enough to play on their own. Sort of. There is a lot of fighting, arguing, and crying, but watching them all together is everything.
And I wish it would stay summer in Buffalo forever!
Baby Reid has arrived to join his big brother and sister! They were beyond excited to welcome their newest sibling. Let the craziness of zone coverage begin! This tiniest addition is the sweetest little boy with beautiful blue eyes and chubby little cheeks. So far, Reid is happiest swaddled up and sleeping while Luke and Addison play around him. Win for mom and dad! Congratulations to the Boyle's! You have such a lovely family!!
This adorable guy was all smiles on his first birthday! He was quite the little ham, laughing and giggling for us. At one point, Jackson even put his hand on his hip and was posing for his pictures. He is something else! I love his toothy grin and his wispy blond hair, such a handsome fella. Jackson was surprisingly dainty while trying cake for the first time. Then, he realized he could flip the stand! Game over. He was covered in icing and wanted nothing more to do with it! Once the cake was properly destroyed, he stood up and clapped for himself! Way to go Jackson!! Hope you had a great first birthday, Buddy!!
I think 6 months is one of the cutest ages! This little brown eyed girly made everyone work hard for those baby smiles! Dad was throwing her in the air, mom was squatting and jumping singing "1, 2, 3....!!!" Even grandpa was enlisted to get Sienna to laugh! It was a workout!! She couldn't help but laugh at all the attention she was getting from the 5 adults staring at her. The things we do to make babies giggle...it sounds hilarious, but we all do it!! Haha!! But seriously, what is better than a happy baby? A chunky, naked one!!!! I love her!!!!! Happy half birthday sweet Sienna!
I about died when I saw Lucy's outfits! So stinking adorable!!!! The eyelet dress and that bonnet. I love it!!! Then she changed into a floral and lace romper with her chunky little thighs hanging out. Umm...I can't get enough! Sweet Pete was looking very handsome as well in his little seer sucker shorts. Everyone looked great!! These kiddos are so cute, they have the most beautiful big, blue eyes! I think the highlight of the evening for Pete and Lucy was eating grass and licking lollipops. I hope everyone enjoyed my rendition of the lollipop song, at least Pete did!! Lucy was very serious, she would not crack a smile with all of Dave's tricks or even after we gave her candy! Little stinker! Once Lucy had a few licks of her sucker, we all knew she was not going to give that thing up easily. Grass and flowers did not compare to the amazing taste of sugar! I'm pretty sure she could have been screaming and crying and still look totally adorable! <3
This little peanut is tipping the scales at just over 5 lbs. Leo Vincent came in to this world with a full head of blonde hair and the fairest little eyelashes. He had a rough night before his session...cluster feeding anyone? It's the worst!!! He must have been exhausted, because this sweet blondie did not even eat before or during his session. He slept right through everything! I love the way Leo would sleep. He would always fold up his tiny legs, right into himself, like he was still in the womb. It didn't matter if he was swaddled or not. Those little hands, were always up near his ears and he would get those feet crossed and right up to his face! He is so adorable! Congratulations Audrey and Nick, your precious baby boy is an absolute dream!